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The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

Liturgical Music

Official texts

Other liturgical music

Hymns

  • Christ upon the Mountain Peak [WIII #701, CD #820]
  • Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (PMB #118, WIII #512, ICEL #233, HH #193, CH #566, CHB #225, SMH #363, EH #301)
  • Jesus, Walking to His City from Hymns for the Liturgical Year (Kathleen Pluth)
  • More Ancient Than the Primal World [HH #75]
  • O Christ, the World's Salvation (Dennis DiPaolo)
  • O Lord of Light, by Love Inclined [CD #819]
  • O Raise Your Eyes on High and See [HH #76]
  • O Wondrous Type! O Vision Fair! (HH #77, HPSC #267, CH #512, EH #119)
  • O Worship the King (AH #483, CH #571, HH #201, HPSC #268, PMB #138, CHB #255, SMH #472, EH #288)
  • Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens, Adore Him (WIII #529, ICEL #243, HPSC #282, PMB #662, CBW #656, CH #573, CHB #259)
  • Thanks Be to God (WIII #526, CBW #678)
  • The Lord Is King! Lift up Your Voice (CH #517, HPSC #326, CBW #422)
  • Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here (WIII #700, HH #74, CH #518, CHB #100, SMH #578)
AH = The Adoremus Hymnal, Ignatius Press
CBW = Catholic Book of Worship II / Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
CD = Cantate Domino / Hymnal Supplement, GIA Publications, Inc.
CH = The Collegeville Hymnal, The Liturgical Press
CHB = The Catholic Hymn Book [London Oratory], Gracewing Publishers
EH = The Hymnal 1940 (Episcopal), used by many Anglican Use Roman Catholic parishes
HH = Hymnal of the Hours, GIA Publications, Inc.
HPSC = Hymns, Psalms & Spiritual Canticles, out of print but excellent
ICEL = ICEL Resource Collection, GIA Publications, Inc.
PMB = People's Mass Book, World Library Publications, Inc.
SMH = The Saint Michael Hymnal – 3rd Edition 2003, Saint Boniface Church, Lafayette IN
VII = Vatican II Hymnal, Corpus Christi Watershed
WIII = Worship, 3rd Edition, GIA Publications, Inc.

Choral Music

Vocal Music:

  • Ad offertorium (Wesley /Schwarz)
  • Alleluia from Exsultate jubilate (W.A. Mozart)

Organ Music

  • Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (J.G. Walther)
  • Concert Variations on Austrian Hymn (John Knowles Paine) [Collected Works - McAfee Music]
  • Fanfare (Jean Mouret)
  • Fanfare on Austrian Hymn (Gordon Young) [Collage for Organ - Flammer HF-5011]
  • Fantasia and Fugue in g minor (J.S. Bach)
  • Festive Processionals for Brass and Organ (Calvert Shenk)
  • God of Grace and God of Glory (Paul Manz)
  • Immortal, Invisible (Harold Rohlig) [Parish Organist XII - Concordia]
  • Music for A Festive Occasion (Tim Knight)
  • O Love How Deep (Gerhard Krapf) [Parish Organist XI - Concordia]
  • O Worship the King (Willem Mudde) [Parish Organist XI - Concordia]
  • O Worship the King (Robert Powell) [Organist's Companion, June 1984]
  • Prelude on Hanover (Gordon Young) [Seven Chorale Preludes]
  • Prelude on Saint Denio (Harold Rohlig)
  • Psalm XIX (Benedetto Marcello)
  • Some Simple Settings of Swabia (Randolph Currie) [Organist's Companion, July 1995]
  • Variations on Austria (John Knowles Paine)

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

The feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord offers us a glimpse of heavenly glory. Our music should reinforce this theme. Consider a trumpet, or bells, or violin. Perhaps a more festive Gloria can lift this hymn above its "simple" summer mode.

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